2009 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
  • > Santa Barbara County
Drink between 2011 - 2014
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Community Tasting Notes 64

  • Deux Chevaux Likes this wine:

    December 14, 2014 - True to form, this has good acid and dusty fruit -- and a strong similarity to many years of prior vintages of this same bottling. Our favorite new world at this price.

  • SheddVA Likes this wine:

    November 28, 2014 - Well balanced, especially at price point.

  • Onthelees Likes this wine: (89 points)

    July 15, 2014 - Very much like my previous note. Savory is the right word for this wine. This is a Pinot that you hold in your hand and savor the passage of flavors from cherry to earth to acid to herbal finish. There is something in that long herbal finish that invites your mind to linger. That alone is worth the purchase.

  • Baylorwine wrote: (89 points)

    June 4, 2014 - Drank over 3 days. No notes taken, but got better each day. 89 was the average with a 91 on day 3.

  • jrick wrote: (88 points)

    May 17, 2014 - Raspberry and light herbs on the nose. Lingonberries, dark Cherry, leather, licorice and oak with a long after taste. Light but prescent acidity and soft tannins. A Little bitter on the End. Drinks really well on its own but should go well with lighter dishes of red meat, the acidity is there to accompany a lighter creamy sauce I would Think (drank this without food).

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2010, Issue #153 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Au Bon Climat
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County
  • UPC Code 850755000042

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 137 (21%)
  • Consumed 515 (79%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

94% Like It  16 votes